I am so excited to tell you about Slo de Vie! A couple of weeks ago, Mr. Repurposed and I had the pleasure of attending the grand opening of this new distillery located in Grover Beach.
The two founders and distillers, Anatoly and Tom come from different backgrounds. Anatoly, from St. Petersburg, Russia, is a classical musician and graduate of Juilliard. Tom, from Portugal’s Azores, is an accomplished real estate developer. Despite different backgrounds, something they have in common is that they both grew up in families who made and enjoyed their own vodka and aguardente respectively. They’ve combined their knowledge and fondness for these spirits to create Slo de Vie.